Launched in 2010, the Women in the City Future Leaders Award recognises the achievements to date and the leadership potential of fast-track women in the early stages of their career.
The 2014 Winners & Finalists of the Women in the City Future Leaders Award are exceptional. At a relatively young age, they are making a contribution beyond their functional, technical or specialist area; are committed to their personal and professional development and have a heightened sense of self-awareness.
The Judging Panel also assesses the strategic networking capability and leadership potential of all candidates.
Future Leaders Award Winners 2014
After an unprecedented raft of incredible nominees, this year’s Judging Panel found it impossible to select one overall winner from the 5 Finalists.
After hours of deliberation, the panel agreed that both Dr Deborah Gill (Interim Director, UCL Medical School, University College London) and Naomi Bowman (Senior Manager, Governance & Operations – Group Monitor Liaison Office, HSBC Holdings Plc) should be the joint winners of the Future Leaders Award.
Whilst they are working in vastly different fields and at different stages in their careers, their joint win highlights how being a leader invokes a huge variety of different skills to lead and inspire others.
Taking into account the various skills set and progression pathways, the Judges felt that, in each of their sectors, Gill and Bowman are both great Future Leaders.
However, despite the difference in both their skills and industries, they do have one of the most important attributes in common: the possession of the kind of inspiration needed to be an outstanding aspirational role model.